Today’s Thought from my Readwise collection is from The Daily Stoic by Ryan Holiday and Stephen Hanselman:
You can always get up after you fall, but remember, what has been said can never be unsaid. Especially cruel and hurtful things.
This is one of the reasons I’ve tried to focus on giving people the benefit of the doubt after being on the receiving end of cruel comments about a lie told about me. I’ve found assuming everyone is trying their best—even if I know they are not—helps to keep many situations from spiraling out of control.